Happy Mondays: Express yourself through journaling - CANCELLED

Happy Mondays: Express yourself through journaling

Booking information

Advance booking is required


Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948
Happy Mondays, Workshop

Learn how to explore and express yourself using collage, sketch and watercolour.

Due to unforseen events this event has been cancelled. Everyone who has booked will recieve an automatic refund.

*** For Loughborough University students only***

In recent years journaling has really taken off, with many people finding it a mindful activity that has mental health benefits. So, why not come along to this hands-on workshop, suitable for all abilities, and find out what it's all about.

Journaling is a way of being creative and helps us to discover, plan, and be in touch with ourselves. It may be a form of art, the journey of understanding the deepest emotions, or just a nice way to remember nice things. Whatever you chose, you can make it in our fun and educational workshop.

You'll explore and tell your own stories using everything from old magazines to brushes. Along the way you'll find out a bit more about the history of journaling, try three popular techniques (collage, sketch, and watercolour)and learn some tips and tricks. At the end of the session you'll take home your own unique personal journal.

You will need to bring with you a journal or notebook which you like and some items you may want to include in your story - this could be a cinema or train ticket, photos, dried flowers/leaves or cuttings from magazines. Other materials will be provided.

About the workshop leader:

Em Tarasenko is a PhD student at the School of Creative Arts and Design with an MA in Culture Studies. They were a contributor to the research group of Aleksey Remizov’s collage and journaling heritage, have run several journaling workshops at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and practises journaling themselves. They are part of the LU Arts arts worker scheme.

This event is part of Happy Mondays – your weekly creative fix in partnership with LSU. Happy Mondays events are for Loughborough University students only.

Social distancing

We will be following any social distancing measures in place in the Students’ Union at the time of this event as well as any relevant national guidance. Information will be emailed to attendees in advance.


This workshop will take place in one of the upstairs meeting rooms in the Students' Union. There is lift access to the first floor. If you have any specific access needs, please let us know via the booking form or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking.

Please note that photography and/or filming may be taking place at this event. If you do not consent to your photo being taken/being filmed and used for publicity purposes, then please alert the photographer/videographer on the day.